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Dec 31 2017

Bailing Out of Blue States

The new tax bill will benefit most taxpayers, but some will be punished for living in high-tax blue states due to limitations on state and local tax deductions — or rather, they will be punished for being slow to bail out of the blue states, as so many others have been doing:

Three Democratic-leaning states hemorrhaged hundreds of thousands of people in 2016 and 2017 as crime, high taxes and, in some cases, crummy weather had residents seeking greener pastures elsewhere.

The exodus of residents was most pronounced in New York, which saw about 190,000 people leave the state between July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017, according to U.S. Census Bureau data

What took them so long? Suffocating moonbattery, societal decay, and stratospheric taxes drove me from New York to Arizona back in 2008.

Since 2010, the state’s outflow of just over 1 million residents has exceeded that of every other state, both in absolute terms and as a share of population, according to the free-market think tank Empire Center.

California and Illinois are next on the list of blue states hemorrhaging residents. Between July 2016 and July 2017, 138,000 and 115,000 residents, respectively, voted with their feet by heading for greener pastures.

The erosion of the tax base will probably inspire the liberals in charge to raise taxes even higher, creating a vicious cycle that will leave all three states populated mainly by Third World immigrants and their largely government-dependent descendants.

Taxes aren’t the only reason to escape states like New York and California. The best-run states are run by Republicans. Income is growing faster. Lower minimum wages mean lower unemployment. These states are better for vets. They give more to charity. Even envy-addled moonbats who consider income inequality to be a problem will have to admit that life is better in red states.

In light of all this, it is no surprise that people are moving from blue states to red states, and that as red states get redder, blue states get redder too.

The whole country might turn red, if not for the effects of massive Third World immigration, which would distort politics for generations to come even if it were shut off completely.

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23 Responses to “Bailing Out of Blue States”

  1. NITZAKHON says:

    The problem is that, like many Leftists, they don’t learn – so will leave the blue states for financial reasons, but will vote for the very same political party that created the mess they left.

  2. Sandy Reardon says:

    Luckily when they move here to Texas their voting power is concentrated in only three or four counties

  3. MAS says:

    Most often those that first flee aren’t leftists but conservatives getting away from them. California, for example, is leftist along the coast but more conservative inland. Because there is no electoral college in state elections we get what LA, San Francisco, and Sacramento deserve simplicity because of their population. I’d recommend looking beyond the license plates before you paint everyone the same color…

  4. Eddie_Valiant says:

    That’s what’s happened to New Hampshire, particularly in the southern portion. Massholes headed north to escape Massachusetts taxes, then started turning a solid red state purple.

  5. Richard Baratheon says:

    I remember the time when Dave use to virtue signal about how great of a conservative he was and how shitty Trump voters are. interesting developments from the pro-censorship cuckboy Dave Blount.

  6. Mr. Freemarket says:

    True, however like cockroaches, they don’t stay contained for long.

  7. Mr. Freemarket says:

    A valid point, however, you are still ruled by progressives. Your voice is not simply muted; it is effectively silenced.

    When was the last time that a conservative law was passed in California?

  8. Mr. Freemarket says:

    How’s that swamp-draining going? Looks like President Trump needs to pick up the pace.

  9. Richard Baratheon says:

    ^Hey look a guy who does not know how the Constitution works.
    ^ Hey look a guy who claims Trump is a tyrant is upset Trump is not being a tyrant.
    ^Hey look a another virtue signaling weak conservative who is willing to let America die, because his feelings were hurt.

  10. MAS says:

    Oh it’s been awhile, difficult to summon the will to even vote in this state. I mean my vote stands the chance of a snowball in hell in terms of actually passing. However the government we are forced to live under isn’t my fault and doesn’t make me any less an ubber conservative. When the mother in-law passes we’ll probably be moving to Texas and I’ll put my conservative credentials up against anyone living there.

  11. magic1114 says:

    Moving from a blue state to a red state feels like being born again! And when that move also involves moving from an anti-gun state to a pro-gun state, you get a bonus! I’ve been in Arizona three years and am still amazed at the lower taxes and constitutional carry. If you still live in a blue state, my only question is, WHY?

  12. Mr. Freemarket says:

    Not questioning your conservative bonafides. Just saying that it is risky and not pleasant to be living in a place where you are surrounded by those who disagree with you. From another point of have a lot of missionary work to do.

  13. Mr. Freemarket says:

    The major problems I have with Trump supporters is:
    1. They attack other conservatives.
    2. Many have no idea what it means to be a conservative.
    3. They aren’t willing to actually stand up for conservative principles.

    Like I have don’t with all presidents in the past, I support the president when he backs conservative principles, and criticize when he doesn’t.

    Let’s ask a couple of simple questions:
    1. What are the major problems facing the US? I’d put “too much spending by the federal government” high up on the list. Regulating in areas that the federal government was never intended to regulate is another. Conservatives support the principle of less federal government spending. They also support the idea of shutting down unconstitutional departments. For example, the problem with ObamaCare isn’t fixed by “repeal and replace.” The problem is the federal government needs to get out of the healthcare business. And we need to focus less on tax cuts and more on spending cuts.

    Thus I stated “Looks like President Trump needs to pick up the pace” in draining the swamp. Do you disagree? Trying answering the question rather than engaging in an ad hominem attack.


    Andy the boy cumo is responsible for running down HUD and precipitating the mortgage crisis. Only a bunch of stupid NYers would give this dummy the governor job in their state.

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  16. Spiny Norman says:

    And a frightening number of Dems think he should be President.

    He wasn’t the only blockhead in the “glorious” Clinton Administration, but he certainly got the ball rolling on the mortgage bubble.

  17. Spiny Norman says:

    Do you disagree?

    He can’t possibly agree with you, because you criticized Donald Trump. The ad hominem is an automatic response. He can’t help it.

  18. Richard Baratheon says:

    Trump is literally trying to do all those things mentioned above. But we have a separation of powers and govt is incredibly inefficient.
    I am sick of old men conservative that are completely oblivious to the book Machiavelli “The Prince” every election is binary until the globalist are defeated. If Hillary won she would get new-approved-better-socialist Americans to cancel your vote. Trump must thread the needle to manage his impossible coalition of non political, blue collar democrats, and conservatives. He barely won. Stop whining, trump is the only hope Consitutional Republic America has.

  19. HookLineandStinker says:

    They must leave their liberal voting habits behind!

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